Thursday, March 5, 2009

And it begins...

Hello again, dear reader.  It's been a while since we've met on this page...I guess that's my fault for not writing anything.  Well, let me make it up to you.  Not only will I give you an update on Dianne, but also on myself.  That's right...two for the price of one!!  So, in the words of that world famous 80's band Platinum Blonde:  "Are you sitting comfortably?  Then we'll begin."

Both Dianne and I had our respective doctors appointments today.  I met with the Respirologist, and Dianne met with the Oncologist.  So who do I start with?  Dianne's update?  My update?  Let's first update the most important person...Dianne.

To start with, it is confirmed that chemotherapy is a go.  She also got the results from the CT scan that was done last week.  Thankfully, her organs are ok.  They did notice a bit of enlargement in some parts, so to be safe they are going to do an ultra-sound this coming Tuesday.  As for the cancer, the Oncologist is fairly certain at this point that the cancer has spread into the lymph nodes.  This can't be 100% confirmed (see last blog post regarding the Sentinel Node Biopsy), but we trust that with his expertise and experience, he is probably right.  This will not affect the chemotherapy at all.  All it means is that when it comes time for surgery, they will remove all the lymph nodes.  This development is not too unsettling for us.

And that, dear reader, is all the information there is on my dear wife at this point.  I will be updating the blog a bit more in the upcoming weeks, although the posts will be much shorter.  Basically, an update on how Dianne is feeling.  Now...moving on.

As mentioned, I had an appointment with the Respirologist today.  He is very happy with how much my breathing has improved.  This is a result of the medicine's I've been on the past 6 weeks.  He has recommended that I maintain taking the drugs, as well as going with the C-Pap therapy.  Yay!!  I get to sleep with a mask and a machine!!  An allergy test was also done today, with the result showing that I am quite allergic to cats and different moulds and fungi.   All in all, things are improving for me.  The stress of Dianne's health is not helping matters at all, but there have been definite improvements.

And that, dear reader, is all I've got.  As I said, I will continue to update the blog.  We both thank you all for your continued support in whatever form it is.  We appreciate it a lot.  I don't know how to better express our appreciation other than a heart felt thank you.

Dear reader...good night.


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